Earlier this week, the horror movie world was rattled with what was seemingly a feud between two of its biggest filmmakers.
Those filmmakers, Halloween remake director Rob Zombie and original Halloween director John Carpenter, seemed to have “buried the hatchet,” according to a tweet from Carpenter.
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“To everyone fascinated with the JC/RZ feud, old news,” Carpenter says in a tweet. “We spoke Sunday, we buried the hatchet. Let's move on.”
To everyone fascinated with the JC/RZ feud, old news. We spoke Sunday, we buried the hatchet. Let's move on.
— John Carpenter (@TheHorrorMaster) September 28, 2016
The source of the supposed feud was an Entertainment Weekly article from April that resurfaced on Monday (Sept. 26). In it, Carpenter calls Zombie a “piece of shit,” saying “He said I was very cold to him when he told me he was going to make it [the remake]. Nothing could be further from the truth.”
“I said, ‘Make it your own movie, man. This is yours now. Don’t worry about me.’ I was incredibly supportive. Why that piece of shit lied, I don’t know,” he continues.
Carpenter also had some negative commentary on Zombie's remake of his 1978 cult classic. In the original Halloween, mystery surrounds the knife-wielding villain Michael Myers, who is, as Carpenter calls him, “a force of nature.” In Zombie's remake, Michael Myers' character is developed in a different way, with the a lot of the movie telling his twisted back story and diving deeper into his psyche.
“I thought he took away the mystique of the story by explaining too much about [Michael Myers],” Carpenter says. “I don’t care about that. He’s supposed to be a force of nature, he’s supposed to be almost supernatural, and he was too big.”
Carpenter has returned to the Halloween franchise, making a tenth sequel that is supposed to be “the scariest of them all.”
Featuring Jamie Lee Curtis' film debut, the original Halloween was made with a $300,000 budget and went on to be one of the most profitable independent movies of all time.
Which Halloween do you like better: Carpenter's original or Zombie's remake? Leave us a comment and let us know!
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